The 2016 CEPEX Japan Studies Award

CEPEX is proud to be sponsoring the 7th Annual Japan Studies Award in 2016. The goals of this program are to support young future American professionals interested in Japan and to strengthen the overall U.S.-Japan relationship.

The 2016 Japan Studies Award is open to undergraduate students in good standing currently enrolled in the degree programs at American University, George Mason University, and George Washington University. There is no restriction on the major or field of study that the student is pursuing. Nor is it required that the participating student be enrolled in a Japanese language course. Candidate must have an interest in Japan.

For consideration for the award, potential candidates will submit a completed application packet by March 18, 2016, which will include a variety of short answer questions and two essay questions. Select candidates will be asked to participate in a brief interview at CEPEX headquarters in Washington, D.C. The final winner will be chosen based on the quality of the submitted application packet and successful interview.

The winner of the 2016 Japan Studies Award will be granted a two-week internship at the Washington D.C. branch office of Sojitz Corporation of America, a company with strong ties to Japan, beginning late May. During the internship, the student will have the opportunity attend events at think-tanks, write event summaries and conduct targeted research. The winner will also be able to experience working with Japanese speakers, networking with professionals in their future field of interest, and gain first-hand understanding of working for a Japanese-related corporation located in the U.S.

After completing the internship in Washington, the 2016 Japan Studies Award winner will travel to Japan. The student will be able to further their interest in Japanese language, culture and international business through a short internship in Tokyo. For more information about CEPEX and last year’s award, please visit http://www.cepex.org/. The full application packet and a timeline for the 2016 Award will be available in December 2015 on the CEPEX website.

Best of luck,

Nicole Uehara, CEPEX President

Andrea Wert, CEPEX Director

About CEPEX The Center for Professional Exchange (CEPEX) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the U.S.-Japan relationship and cultivating the next generation of Japan experts.

Many thanks to the Sojitz Foundation and All Nippon Airways for their support of CEPEX and the Japan Studies Award. http://www.sojitz.com/en/csr/contribute/nci.html and http://www.ana.co.jp/eng

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The 2015 CEPEX Japan Studies Award

CEPEX is proud to be sponsoring the 6th Annual Japan Studies Award in 2015. The goals of this program are to support young future American professionals interested in Japan and to strengthen the overall U.S.-Japan relationship.

The 2015 Japan Studies Award is open to undergraduate students in good standing currently enrolled in the degree programs at American University, George Mason University, and George Washington University. There is no restriction on the major or field of study that the student is pursuing. Enrollment in a Japanese language course is not a requirement for consideration.

For consideration for the award, potential candidates will submit a completed application packet by March 20, 2015, which will include a variety of short answer questions and two essay questions. Select candidates will be asked to participate in a brief interview at CEPEX headquarters in Washington, D.C. The final winner will be chosen based on the quality of the submitted application packet and successful interview.

The winner of the 2015 Japan Studies Award will be granted a two-week internship at the Washington D.C. branch office of Sojitz Corporation of America, a company with strong ties to Japan, beginning late May. During the internship, the student will have the opportunity attend events at think-tanks, write event summaries and conduct targeted research. The winner will also be able to experience working with Japanese speakers, networking with professionals in their future field of interest, and gain first-hand understanding of working for a Japanese-related corporation located in the U.S.

After completing the internship in Washington, the 2015 Japan Studies Award winner will travel to Japan. The student will be able to further their interest in Japanese language, culture and international business through a short internship in Tokyo. For more information about CEPEX and last year’s award, please visit http://www.cepex.org/. The full application packet and a timeline for the 2015 Award will be available in December 2014 on the CEPEX website.

Best of luck,

Nicole Uehara, CEPEX Director, Washington, DC office

Andrea Wert, CEPEX Assistant Director, Washington, DC office

About CEPEX

The Center for Professional Exchange (CEPEX) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the U.S.-Japan relationship and cultivating the next generation of Japan experts.

Many thanks to the Sojitz Foundation and All Nippon Airways for their support of CEPEX and the Japan Studies Award.http://www.sojitz.com/en/csr/contribute/nci.html andhttp://www.ana.co.jp/eng

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The 2014 CEPEX Japan Studies Award

CEPEX is proud to be sponsoring the 5th Annual Japan Studies Award in 2014. The goals of this program are to support young future American professionals interested in Japan and to strengthen the overall U.S.-Japan relationship.

The 2014 Japan Studies Award is open to undergraduate students in good standing currently enrolled in the degree programs at American University, George Mason University, and George Washington University. There is no restriction on the major or field of study that the student is pursuing. Nor is it required that the participating student be enrolled in a Japanese language course.

For consideration for the award, potential candidates will submit a completed application packet by March 16, 2014, which will include a variety of short answer questions and two essay questions. Select candidates will be asked to participate in a brief interview at CEPEX headquarters in Washington, D.C. The final winner will be chosen based on the quality of the submitted application packet and successful interview.

The winner of the 2014 Japan Studies Award will be granted a two-week internship at the Washington D.C. branch office of Sojitz Corporation of America, a company with strong ties to Japan, beginning late May. During the internship, the student will have the opportunity attend events at think-tanks, write event summaries and conduct targeted research. The winner will also be able to experience working with Japanese speakers, networking with professionals in their future field of interest, and gain first-hand understanding of working for a Japanese-related corporation located in the U.S.

After completing the internship in Washington, the 2014 Japan Studies Award winner will travel to Japan. The student will be able to further their interest in Japanese language, culture and international business through a short internship at Sojitz Corporation’s headquarters in Tokyo. For more information about CEPEX and last year’s award, please visit http://www.cepex.org/. The full application packet and a timeline for the 2014 Award will be available in December 2013 on the CEPEX website.

Best of luck,

Nicole Uehara, CEPEX Director, Washington, DC office

Andrea Wert, CEPEX Assistant Director, Washington, DC office

About CEPEX

The Center for Professional Exchange (CEPEX) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the U.S.-Japan relationship and cultivating the next generation of Japan experts.

CEPEX appreciates the generous support for the annual Japan Studies Award from Sojitz Foundation and ANA.ANA Vertical

Announcing the 2013 CEPEX Japan Studies Award

CEPEX is proud to be sponsoring the 4thAnnual Japan Studies Award in 2013. The goals of this program are to support young future professionals interested in Japan and to strengthen the overall U.S.-Japan relationship.

The 2013 Japan Studies Award is open to all undergraduate students in good standing currently enrolled in degree programs at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. There is no restriction on the major or field of study that the student is pursuing. Nor is it required that the participating student be enrolled in a Japanese language course.

For consideration for this award, candidates will be evaluated by submitting a completed application packet by the deadline, which will include a variety of short answer questions and two essay questions. Select candidates will be asked to participate in a brief interview at CEPEX headquarters in Washington, D.C. The final winner will be chosen based on the quality of the submitted application packet and a successful interview. This year’s application deadline will be March 15, 2013.

The winner of the 2013 Japan Studies Award will participate in a two-week internship at the Washington D.C. branch office of Sojitz Corporation of America, a company with strong ties to Japan, beginning late May. During the DC internship, the student will have the opportunity to sit in on hearings on Capitol Hill and attend events at local think-tanks. The winner will also be able to experience working with Japanese speakers and will contribute to office operations at Sojitz Corporation though meaningful research on international policy topics.

After completing the internship in Washington, the 2013 Japan Studies Award winner will be invited on a brief trip to Japan. The student will be able to further their interest in Japanese language, culture and international business through a short internship at Sojitz Corporation’s headquarters in Tokyo. For more information about CEPEX and last year’s award, please visit http://www.cepex.org/. The full application packet and a timeline for the 2013 Award will be available in December 2013 on the CEPEX website.

 

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Announcing the 2012 CEPEX Japan Studies Award

CEPEX is proud to be sponsoring the 3rd Annual Japan Studies Award in 2012. The 2012 Japan Studies Award is open to undergraduate students in good standing currently enrolled in the degree programs at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. There is no restriction on the major or field of study that the student is pursuing. Nor is it required that the participating student be enrolled in a Japanese language course.

Beginning in 2012, candidates will submit a completed application packet by March 16, 2012, which will include a variety of short answer questions and two essay questions. Select candidates will be asked to participate in a brief interview at CEPEX headquarters in Washington, D.C. The final winner will be chosen based on the quality of the submitted application packet and a successful interview.

The winner of the 2012 Japan Studies Award will be granted a two-week internship at the Washington D.C. branch office of Sojitz Corporation of America, a company with strong ties to Japan, beginning late May. After completing the internship in Washington, the 2012 Japan Studies Award winner will be invited on a brief trip to Japan. The student will be able to further their interest in Japanese language, culture and international business through a short internship at Sojitz Corporation’s headquarters in Tokyo. For more information about CEPEX and last year’s award, please visit http://www.cepex.org. The full application packet and a timeline for the 2012 Award will be available in November 2011 on the CEPEX website.

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Important Announcement: Those interested in applying for the 2nd Annual CEPEX Japan Studies Award may be wondering if the tragic earthquake and tsunami that Japan experienced on March 11th has affected the program or its award, which includes a trip to Japan, given everything that has been going on since 3/11. The CEPEX executive officers would like to assure you that the 2011 award program will be carried out as planned. We can, however,  be flexible in regards to scheduling the trip to Japan given the uncertainty of the current situation there. The 2011 winner’s trip will be arranged based on CEPEX’s assessment of the situation in Japan, our staff and the student’s schedules, and other considerations. The Washington, D.C. internship portion of the award is likely to stay on schedule for late spring/early summer.

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